Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Swimming in late September?

That isn't how the day started. Yes it was a little warm that day, but it had been cold for a few weeks prior which equals the pool being COLD!  How it all began was... the girls went out to the pool to float some boats from the side. Before you knew it they were on the top step. Then the second step. Next came "Can we take off our pants?".  Before you knew it there were three "Nakey" girls splashing in the pool. 
Those squeals were enough to draw all the boys to the pool. (With swim suits mind you). Thanks to Ayi (aka Aunt Kristi) the girls were soon in suits too. 
 Picking up the clothes left behind from the three girls.
 Darcy trying to surf.
  Caleb trying to "clean off the side walk."
 Maylin playing "beach volleyball".
 Daniel getting braver and braver! I think it is safe to say he is a water bug!

Maylin and her busted knees. Funny how a caterpillar can make anything feel better.  
 These guys really do love each other. It is always so much fun to have them all together. 99.9% of the time it is full of laughter and squeals of joy, hugs and kisses and just plain fun. How I would do anything to have them all be together more often.
 These two are quite the pair. With them there is NEVER a dull moment.
They love playing together and do so very well. They are a little team.  Daniel is making his way into that circle of 'brotherhood' as well. But I think he still has a little while before he will be full swing into the mischief that is Pierson and Caleb. 

 Can you feel the air as Darcy's gasps upon reentry?
 Ready. Set....
 Pierson getting a running start,
 wait for it...
He says this doesn't hurt... I have a hard time believing that.
 A bit more of the Caleb-Pierson Duo.  Can you hear the noise?

Boys will be boys. Cousins will be cousins. But at the end of the day it is nice just to know you belong to this crazy thing we call family.  It is a gift I don't spend enough time relishing. A gift that to often slips through my fingers because life gets in the way.

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
- Lee Iacocca


Grandma Shultz said...

What an unexpectedly fun day. Because of the cool nights, I thought we were finished with the pool for the season. I totally forgot about the resilience of children. Notice that we adults were there to help if needed but none of us ventured into bathing suits to go into the water past our feet on the steps. What a blessing to have all the grandchildren together for the weekend.

Cassie said...

i love the quote at the bottom of this post...of course your children are beautiful but that goes without saying ;)oh, i and i am totally jealous of having a pool right outside your door!